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Events

Total Solar Eclipse 2017

Don’t miss out on one of the most memorable events of your lifetime. On August 21, 2017, a Total Solar Eclipse will move across the United States. Even though Chico is not in the path of totality, we will witness an eclipse that will cover over 80% of the sun.

We invite you to stop by our tables on the Glenn Hall lawn for “Chico Del Sol” between 9:15 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. on Monday (yes, the first day of classes). There will be viewing glasses as well as pinhole cards for you to use to view the eclipse safely. Faculty and students will be on hand to provide information throughout the eclipse.

Please do not look directly at the eclipse without a pair of approved eyewear. Since Chico is not in the path of totality, we will not be able to look directly at the solar eclipse at any time without proper eclipse glasses.

For more details on the eclipse, NASA’s Total Eclipse 2017 website has a lot of information and will upload videos and photos throughout the event. NASA’s live stream will be available on TVs in Meriam Library, Physical Sciences Building, the BMU, and the WREC.

We hope you will come out and experience “Chico Del Sol” with us.

 

Debra S. Larson, Provost

Debra Barger, Regional and Continuing Education

Mary Wallmark, Student Life and Leadership / Wildcat Welcome

Human Resources Services Center/Faculty Affairs

CSU, Chico Research Foundation Employment Opportunities

The CSU, Chico Research Foundation has the following employment opportunities available:

Administrative Assistant (Part-time) 
Foster Grandparent/Senior Companion Program - Division of Passages 
Recruitment ID: 556  
Open Until Filled. Application review begins August 29, 2017. Applications received after August 28, 2017, may not be considered.

Human Resources Student Assistant(CSU, Chico Students Only)
Human Resources Student Assistant Availability (Supplemental Application)
Research Foundation Administrative Offices
Recruitment ID: 555 
Open Until Filled. Application review begins August 24, 2017. Applications received after August 23, 2017, may not be considered.

Administrative/Accounting Assistant - STILL ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS 
Center for Economic Development 
Recruitment ID: 554  
Open Until Filled. Application review begins August 16, 2017. Applications received after August 15, 2017, may not be considered.

Underwriting Sales Associate (Full-Time) 
NSPR - North State Public Radio - KCHO Chico and KRPR Redding 
Recruitment ID: 553  
Open Until Filled. Application review begins August 17, 2017. Applications received after August 16, 2017, may not be considered.

Underwriting Sales Associate (Part-Time) 
NSPR - North State Public Radio - KCHO Chico and KRPR Redding 
Recruitment ID: 552  
Open Until Filled. Application review begins August 17, 2017. Applications received after August 16, 2017, may not be considered.

GIC Biology Technician II 
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Sacramento, CA 
Recruitment ID: 551  
Application Deadline is August 18, 2017.

Information and Assistance Specialist - STILL ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS 
Passages 
Recruitment ID: 541B  
Open Until Filled. Application Review begins August 1, 2017. Applications received after July 31, 2017, may not be considered.

GIS Assistant III 
California Department of Fish and Wildlife Office, Sacramento, CA 
Recruitment ID: 542  
Application Review begins May 26, 2017.

GIS Assistant II (Full-Time) 
Geographical Information Center 

Recruitment ID: 434
Continuous Opening

Please visit our website for further details:  http://www.csuchico.edu/rfdn/human-resources/employment-opportunities.shtml

Development and Training System Reminders

Would you like to get reminders that you enrolled in a training?

The Development and Training System (DTS) automatically sends reminders when you enroll in workshops via the DTS, but sometimes they get caught in Junk Mail and Clutter. Directions to receive reminders by adding the DTS as a safe sender are here: https://www.csuchico.edu/training/email.shtml.

Take 30 seconds to make sure you don’t miss a training! Check for DTS emails and follow these easy instructions.

Have questions about email? Please contact IT Support Services or (530) 898-4357.

Thank you,

Human Resources Service Center – Professional Development

Information

Reminder: University became smoke- and tobacco-free August 17

California State University, Chico became a smoke- and tobacco-free campus on August 17, 2017. This change is pursuant to the Systemwide Smoke and Tobacco Free Environment Executive Order 1108 that became effective on April 7, 2017, with an implementation date by September 1, 2017.

Smoke and tobacco free means that smoking, the use of smokeless tobacco products, and the use of unregulated nicotine products ("e-cigarettes” or “vaping”) are prohibited in indoor and outdoor spaces, including parking lots, sidewalks, and both on- and off-campus University housing grounds. The sale or advertising of tobacco products is prohibited in buildings owned or occupied by the University.

This policy applies to all Chico State and auxiliary-owned, rented, or leased facilities on campus and at satellite locations, such as the University Farm and the Big Chico Creek Ecological Reserve. It applies to all faculty, staff, students, volunteers, contractors, visitors, and anyone entering onto University-controlled properties. It is applicable 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Travel around the world with the family at the Chico World Music Festival

Traveling with kids can be tough, not to mention expensive.  At the Chico World Music Festival, you and your family can experience a wonderful variety of cultures, music, and food all in your backyard. The best part is, it’s FREE!

There’s something for everyone to enjoy! Don’t miss this free event on Saturday, September 9 from 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. on the Chico State Campus:

·        Music on four stages

·        A kids stage feature 7 performances by kids, for kids

·        Beer and wine garden

·        Performances by community arts organizations

·        Free crafts hosted by the Valene L. Smith Museum of Anthropology

·        Free art classes for adults and children hosted by the Chico Art Center

·        Imagination Playground by the Chico Children’s Museum

·        An interactive science booth hosted by the Gateway Science Museum

·        Global artisans selling crafts, jewelry, clothes and more

·        International food booths

·        The Book Bike hosted by the Butte County Library

Grab your partner, the kids, and a blanket and spend a day taking a trip around the world with the Chico World Music Festival.

For more information, visit chicoworldmusicfestival.com 

Wildcat Leadership Institute Info. Sessions

The Wildcat Leadership Institute (WLI) is now accepting applications for our fall 2017 WLI programs!  Are you looking to develop leadership skills that will make you more marketable to potential employers?  Are you seeking opportunities to network with employers and alumni?  We have a WLI program for you!

Join us for one of our upcoming WLI Information Sessions to learn more about FLO (Freshman Leadership Opportunity), LETS (Launch Experience for Transfer Success), and our Certificate Series.  You can find the program that is right for you and learn how to sign up.  Our Information Sessions will be:

·         Tuesday, August 29th from 3-3:30 pm

·         Tuesday, August 29th from 3:45–4:15 pm

·         Tuesday, August 29th from 4:30–5:00 pm

·         Wednesday, August 30th from 12-12:30 pm

·         Wednesday, August 30th from 12:45-1:15 pm

·         Wednesday, August 30th from 1:30-2:00 pm

·         Wednesday, August 30th from 2:15–2:45 pm

·         Wednesday, August 30th from 3-3:30 pm

·         Wednesday, August 30th from 3:45-4:15 pm

·         Wednesday, August 30th from 4:30-5:00 pm

Applications are now open for all of our programs!  To apply, visit the WLI website and complete the application for the program you wish to participate in.  Applications close September 1 at 5 pm.

For more information, contact the Wildcat Leadership Institute at leadin4@csuchico.edu or visit us in BMU 220. This event is brought to you by the Wildcat Leadership Institute. All participants are welcomed.

ASDS 2017 Fall Semester Retail Hours of Operations

Welcome back Wildcats! Associated Students Dining Services is your source for all fueling needs on campus.

Marketplace Cafe

Mon – Fri              7am – 3pm 

Mon – Thurs          11am – 4pm (Deli)

Common Grounds

Mon – Thurs          7am - 7pm

Fridays                  7am – 5pm

Urban Roots

Mon – Thurs          10am – 5pm

Friday                   10am – 3pm

Creekside

Mon - Thurs          7am – 5pm

Friday                   7am – 3pm

Butte Station

Mon – Thurs          7am – 7pm

Friday                   7am – 3pm

Holt Stations

Mon – Thurs          7am – 7pm

Friday                   7am – 3pm

News

CSU, Chico News: CSU, Chico to Host Physics Experts for Solar Eclipse Viewing Party

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: 08-17-2017
CONTACT: Sean Murphy
TEL: 530-898-6492
Debra Barger, Regional & Continuing Education
TEL: 530-898-6105

As the fall semester launches into full swing at California State University, Chico on Monday, a special solar eclipse viewing party is expected to attract hundreds of students to share in the astronomical phenomenon and hear from University experts on the rarity of this celestial event. 

Co-hosted by the Provost Office and Regional & Continuing Education, the eclipse viewing party will take place on the Glenn Lawn area on Monday, Aug. 21, from 9 to 11:30 a.m. The campus and Chico communities are invited to this opportunity to safely view and learn more about the solar eclipse, which is expected to take place over 2 ½ hours.
A solar eclipse occurs when the sun, moon and Earth line up, and the moon obstructs sunlight reaching Earth. On Monday, after the moon begins its coverage of the sun at around 9 a.m., Chico will eventually experience 85 percent of coverage at approximately 10:17 a.m. By around 11:30 a.m., the moon will exit the sun’s path.
The eclipse viewing party will loan out a limited number of viewing glasses for free, as well as provide viewing cards and pinhole cameras to safely view this historic event.
The complete release is available on the CSU, Chico News website.

Workshops

Green Dot Violence Prevention Strategy Training

  • 9/27/17 (Wed) 10:30AM-12PM CLSA 100A

Description

Learn about the exciting new bystander intervention training program—Green Dot Violence Prevention Strategy. The Chico State Green Dot Program is dedicated to empowering campus community members to be active bystanders in incidences of sexual assault, dating/domestic violence, and stalking.

Contact Information

To Register: Login and view the Development & Training System (DTS) Schedule
Web: https://www.csuchico.edu/training/events/green-dot-violence-prevention-strategy.shtml
Event Contact: Email HRSC Professional Development or call (530) 898-6433

More information

This comprehensive violence prevention strategy includes bystander training for all levels of campus, as well as messaging campaigns and action events. The ultimate goal: creating a culture of active bystanders who commit to and reinforce the message that:

Violence will not be tolerated at Chico State, and

Everyone has a role to play in violence prevention.

Your support of the Green Dot message is essential to the success of the program. We invite you to participate in a training opportunity that will equip you with the skills and tools to understand the Green Dot model, reinforce the Green Dot message through your role(s) on campus, and practice strategies for intervening in potentially harmful situations related to sexual assault, dating/domestic violence, and stalking on campus. These issues impact our entire campus community, and each of us have a role in preventing sexual violence.

What’s your Green Dot? Register now to learn more and do your part to end power-based personal violence at Chico State.

For more information, please contact Gina Tigri at 530-898-3705 or gtigri@csuchico.edu.

Instructor(s): Gina Tigri (Office Coordinator, First Year Experience Program) and Jennifer Malkowski (Faculty, Communication Arts & Sciences Department)

Audience: All faculty, staff, and managers

Sponsor:  CSU, Chico - Safe Place

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Free Effectiveness Institute Webinar: 6 Essentials for Teams that Work

Description

Learn what it takes to build your high-performance team. The strongest and most effective teams tap into, activate the strengths of every team member, and build an environment rich with trust and respect.

Contact Information

All CSU staff and faculty are invited to attend this free webinar training

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Learn how you can build a breakthrough team by participating in our one-hour webinar.
As a result of participating in this session you will:

Discover the 6 characteristics of high-performance teams.

Determine where to focus to build a stronger team.

WEBCAST LINK:

https://effectivenessinstitute.com

Questions? Contact HRSC Professional Development or call (530) 898-6433

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Retirement, Medicare and CalPERS: How does it all work together?

  • 8/29/17 (Tues) 11AM-1PM, CLSA 100B
  • 9/26/17 (Tues) 11AM-1PM, SSC 122/124

Description

Do you have questions about Medicare and how it works with CalPERS? This workshop will help participants who are approaching age 65 understand how CalPERS works with Medicare.

Contact Information

Register: Development & Training System (DTS) > Schedule
Visit: http://www.csuchico.edu/training/events/medicarePers.shtml
Questions? Contact HRSC Professional Development or call (530) 898-6433

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Medicare can be confusing, particularly if you are nearing retirement or will soon be turning 65 years old.  This workshop will provide information on the basics of Medicare and how it works with other insurance, whether your own or through your spouse’s employment.  Attendees will also learn how to avoid late enrollment penalties.

A follow-up session may be arranged based on the participants’ specific questions and needs regarding Medicare.

We invite you to bring your lunch and join us for this informative session.

Instructor(s):  Tatiana Fassieux (Outreach Specialist, Passages, Health Insurance Counseling & Advocacy Program)        

Audience:  Anyone nearing retirement or turning 65, or caring for someone who has Medicare.

Sponsor(s): Human Resources Service Center and Passages

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Social Media Strategy

  • 10/03/17 (Tues) 2-3 PM Colusa 100A

Description

Learn how to make social media work for your organization!  Using social media on behalf of a program or department is vastly different from using it in your own personal life, and requires a strategic approach to maximize your impact.

Contact Information

Register: Development & Training System (DTS) > Schedule
Visit: 
http://www.csuchico.edu/training/events/social-media-strategy.shtml
Questions? Contact HRSC Professional Development or call (530) 898-6433

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This workshop will help you leverage social media to communicate with and engage your audiences with a focus on how to develop platform strategy, posting strategy, and successful campaigns.

Instructor(s):  Kate Post (Digital Communications Coordinator, Public Affairs and Publications)

Audience:  All campus employees and student employees

Sponsor(s): Public Affairs and Publications

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Course and University Curriculum Process Steps

  • 10/04/2017 (Wed) 9-11 AM Colusa 100B

Description

If you are involved in a Course Proposal or Change Request (CPCR), this workshop is for you. Detailed information on the Course Proposal or Change Request (CPCR) will be provided.

Contact Information

Register: Development & Training System (DTS) > Schedule
Visit: http://www.csuchico.edu/training/events/curriculum.shtml
Questions? Contact HRSC Professional Development or call (530) 898-6433

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During this broad overview of student course and program development, you will be provided tools, tips and tricks that will make the process easier for you to manage. Bring your favorite question to share at the end of the workshop.

The workshop will address:

  • Using the CPCR online form
  • Understanding what necessitates a program change and advertising
  • Realizing how the online Academic Department Manual can help you
  • Finding all uses of a course in other programs – in moments
  • Identifying deadlines, and what drives them
  • Connecting when CPCR data transfers to the campus catalog, schedule build, and PeopleSoft
  • Sharing FAQs, best practices, and lessons learned

Instructor: Nicol Gray, Undergraduate Education Curriculum Coordinator; Holly Ferguson, Academic Publications & Scheduling Services Lead

Audience: Campus employees interested in, or responsible for, academic department processes. Targeted towards new staff, chairs, as well as anyone interested in understanding the process or wanting a refresher on the topic.

Sponsor: University Staff Development Program Committee

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Budget 201 Lab: Building Your Budget Tool

  • 10/04/17 (Wed), 2-3:00 PM, SSC 410

Future Sessions

•  10/10/2017 (Tues), 10-11:00 AM, SSC 410
•  11/28/2017 (Wed), 10-11:00 AM, SSC 410
•  11/30/2017 (Tues), 2-3:00 PM, SSC 410

Description

As follow-up to Budget 201, enroll in this hands-on lab to learn how to run useful reports and analyze data to help you through the fiscal year-end process.

Contact Information

Register: Development & Training System (DTS) > Schedule
Visit: https://www.csuchico.edu/training/events/budget-201-lab.shtml
Questions? Contact HRSC Professional Development or call (530) 898-6433

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This hands-on computer lab will demonstrate how to run reports in Insight to give you the information needed to navigate the fiscal year-end process.

Prerequisite: We highly recommend also enrolling in the “Budgeting 201: How to Monitor your Budget” before completing this workshop.

Note:  This is a monthly walk-in lab dedicated to reconciling your department accounts.  Workstations are available to run reports, download data, and update your budget tools; files must be brought on a flash drive.

Instructor(s): Jessica Anderson (Accounting Technician, University Budget Office); Darleen Sowers (Assistant Budget Analyst, University Budget Office)

Audience: Administrative Support Assistants, Administrative Support Coordinators, Administrative Analyst/Specialists or any position that helps monitor or makes budgeting decisions.

Sponsor(s): University Budget Office

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Employee Fee Waiver Information Session

  • 10/11/17 (Wed) 12-1PM Colusa 100B

Description

The Employee Fee Waiver application submission period for 2018 Winter and Spring terms is October 2 through November 3, 2017.

Contract Information

Register: Development & Training System (DTS) > Schedule

Web: https://www.csuchico.edu/training/events/fee-waiver-overview.shtml

Questions? Contact HRSC Professional Development or call (530) 898-6433

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If you currently take advantage of the Fee Waiver Program benefit but have some questions, or if you would like to start using this program, we strongly suggest that you attend our Employee Fee Waiver Information Session.

This workshop explains the types of fee waivers available to eligible CSU, Chico employees, an overview of the process, why and how an employee may participate, how a dependent may participate, and how managers can use the program to encourage and train their employees.

Instructor: Beverly Gentry (Manager for Professional Development)

Audience: Campus employees that are interested in learning more about the employee fee waiver program.

Sponsor: Human Resources Service Center

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Life Cycle of a Purchase Order

  • 10/17/17 (Tues) 3-4 PM Colusa 100B

Description

Req's, PO's, invoices... Oh, my! We need to buy that…now!

Learn the in’s and out’s of a purchase order, what happens to your budget and how to find out when you will get your stuff!

Contact Information

Register: Development & Training System (DTS) > Schedule

Visit: http://www.csuchico.edu/training/events/po-life-cycle.shtml

Questions? Contact HRSC Professional Development or call (530) 898-6433

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Learn the whole life cycle of a purchase order from need to completion.  This class will help you understand what happens to your PO and your department money when ordering products or services for the campus.  This class is filled with tips about purchase orders, contracts (and who can sign), attachments, transactions, becoming a P.O., encumbrances, actuals and closing a P.O. 

Instructor: Sara Rumiano (Director of Procurement & Contract Services) and Michael McNairn (Buyer for Procurement & Contract Services)

Audience: Open to all faculty, staff, and managers who are interested in learning about the process of a purchase order.

Sponsor: Financial Services and Human Resources Service Center

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What’s New with Medicare? Understanding Medicare for Caregivers

  • 11/06/17 12-1PM Colusa 100A

Description

Designed to assist CSU, Chico employees who are caring for family members who have Medicare.

Contact Information

Register: Development & Training System (DTS) > Schedule
Visit: http://www.csuchico.edu/training/events/medicare-for-caregivers.shtml
Questions? Contact HRSC Professional Development or call (530) 898-6433

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Let us help you understand as a caregiver, the planned changes for Medicare health benefits in 2018.  Failure to review their options for 2018 may result in increased out-of-pocket costs or loss of coverage.

Instructor(s): Tatiana Fassieux (Outreach Coordinator, Passages-Adult Resource Center)

Audience:  All campus employees

Sponsor(s): Passages-Adult Resource Center

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TLP Workshops for Bb Learn courses

Visit the TLP (Technology & Learning Program) homepage, www.csuchico.edu/tlp/, and click on the link for “Intro to Bb Learn” for workshops. Below are the choices you will see.

·       Intro to Bb Learn: Tuesday, Aug. 15th 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM (MLIB 226)

·       Intro to Bb Learn: Saturday, Aug. 19th 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM (THMA 131)

·       Bring Questions / Get Answers: Aug. 19th 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM (THMA 131)

·       Intro to Bb Learn: Wednesday, Aug. 23rd 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM (THMA 131)

·       Would prefer another time; willing to do a virtual training

Reminder that TLP is now located on the 4th floor of Meriam Library, back left corner as you exit the elevator, if you want to drop in to visit our consultants and student assistants for quick fixes or have questions.  We are located in MLIB 459 for the OPEN Lab; and 457 for the TLP Consultants’ Office. Call 898-6167 for more information.

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